Nov. 07, 2016
Hurricane Secures Playoff Spot with 42-14 Victory over St. Albans.
Sorry folks, Hurricanefootballfan missed the prediction of tonight's final score by one point. The Redskins rode a potential record breaking effort to cruise to a 42-14 victory over Scott Tinsley and the Red Dragons.
The evening started with an emotional tribute to Leland Brown, a St. Albans player who tragically passed 2 years ago. The Redskins paid tribute to Brown during the ceremony as all the Hurricane senior players presented Leland's Mom with a single carnation. During the coin toss, Austin Kerns, Leland's good friend, serving as a Hurricane Captain, carried Brown's jersey out to midfield.
Once the game began both offenses moved the ball prior to stalling and after a FG attempt by St. Albans clanked off the crossbar, and Charlie Womack intercepted a Red Dragon pass, the 1st quarter ended in a scoreless tie.
Hurricane drew first blood as Dylan Plumley found Ben McCallister for the game's first score. A missed PAT left the Redskins up 6-0. However on their next drive the Red Dragons gained the lead as Jayson Barett scored on a 1 yard run, his first of two scores on the night. However, Hurricane had an answer, as before the half ended Payton Lunsford scored on a short run, and Plumley once again hooked up with McCallister giving the Skins a 21-7 halftime advantage.
The line opened huge holes for the hard charging Payton Lunsford, who broke would be tackles all night, on his way to leading the Hurricane ground game with 132 yards. Boobie McDougale also had over 100 yards and a touchdown, as did Freshman Christian Hill, who added a 57 yard TD run to complete the scoring. Was this the best Freshman rushing night for a Redskin?
On the defensive side of the ball, Lucas Cooper once again lead the way. Cooper has 12 tackles and a sack for Hurricane.
JT Cooper added 9 tackles, while Charlie Womack has 8 stops and the game's only interception. Additional contributors on D were Hunter Horn and Steven Shine who each had multiple stops for loss, and were among the top tackles. Senior Cameron Hunter added a career high 5 tackles on the night.
The Victory secures a playoff spot for #12 Hurricane (6-4) who returns to the playoffs after missing the post season a year ago for the first time in Coach Taylor's career. On the flip side it was a long first season at the helm for St. Albans Head Coach Scott Tinsley whose Red Dragons finished 1-9. However most Kanawha Valley football fans believe Tinsley will turn this program around.
Hurricane will travel to Morgantown to face University Friday night at 730.
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